To assist the Director of Library Services in managing and directing the Library Department; to plan, organize and direct the activities of the County libraries branches; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Library Services.
The Assistant Director level recognizes positions that serve as a full line assistant to a department director or assume responsibility for a major division and, in addition, perform general administrative tasks for a director.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Library Services.
Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
In the absence of the Director of Library Services, to assume the responsibility of the Director as needed.
Assist the Director of Library Services in managing and directing the Library Department.
Assist in developing Department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct activities of County libraries.
Develop and implement library work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Assist in preparation and implementation of Library budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as requested; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Represent the department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in professional library work, including two years of management responsibility.
Training: Master's degree in Library Science.
Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles and practices of library science, including automation and collection.
Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Modern office procedures and computer equipment.
Organize, direct and implement a comprehensive library services program.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Department related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; see and read print; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; and communicate through written means.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
Interpret and explain Department policies and procedures.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.